Friday, 21 February 2014


Did you know, a bunch of ten English outdoor daffodils generates only 98.8 grams of CO2 in its production?

And do you want to know how we know it is so low? Well Lincolnshire based Jack Buck Farms, in Spalding, carried out by CLM Ltd of East Sussex and Increment Ltd of Cambridge.

“The audit includes all aspects of production including electricity, diesel and fertiliser use”, said Chris Tye of Increment.

“Although this is just the start of the project for Jack Buck’s we are confident this is easily one of the lowest carbon flowers available.”

Daffodils are grown from bulbs that capture their energy from sunlight in the previous year, and they are grown outside with no applied heat.

Robin Buck of Jack Buck’s said: “The energy cost is of course reflected in the price. The unique variety Tamsyn is especially good value because it has a vase life much longer than other daffodils”.

Julian Perowne of Jack Buck Farms said: “Understanding our carbon footprint is just the first step for us. Our aim is to reduce emissions per unit of output year on year and we will be working with CLM and Increment to do just that”.

Jack Buck (Farms) Ltd, Green Lane, Moulton Seas End, Spalding, Lincs. PE12 6JZ

Complete Land Management Ltd., Hale Court Farm, Withyham, Hartfield, East Sussex, TN7 4DD

Increment Ltd., 11 Margett St., Cottenham, Cambridge, CB24 8QY. Specialists in Farm Carbon Auditing.

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